Ones To Watch on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Ones To Watch
This Week On the Dave Koz Radio Show

November 17th and 18th

“The Dave Koz Radio Show” features Dave as host interviewing top artists and playing his favorite music. In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine GRAMMY® nominations, had ten No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world, been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has hosted the weekly two hour internationally syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show continuously for more than 20 years.

Featured this week on the Dave Koz Radio Show

Ones To Watch: Johnny Britt, Julian Vaughn, Kayla Waters, David Garfield, Skinny Hightower and Paula Atherton

About The Artists

JOHNNY BRITT

JOHNNY BRITT

Johnny Britt was born in Louisville, Kentucky and left with his mother and sister that same year to Cleveland, Ohio where he was raised. Johnny, his sister Edna and mother Marie went from house to house living with relatives before settling in with his aunt and uncle. Johnny’s roots started here in his new home where his aunt and uncle had started a church in the same house where they were living. The church finally moved to a building where the church was called The House Of God. At the tender age of four Johnny became the lead singer of the choir. Gospel music was everywhere in his early years. With guest choirs and gospel quartets Johnny absorbed it all.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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JULIAN VAUGHN

JULIAN VAUGHN

A dynamic lead bass player from Kansas City, bassist Julian Vaughn is rapidly becoming a major player in the contemporary jazz genre. Vaughn has made a name for himself as bassist in the smooth jazz genre which is dominated by saxophone players. Although the bass is often associated with funk, Vaughn likes to play with more of a finesse style as well as some funk. Vaughn grew up in the church where his grandfather pastored until turning over the reins to Vaughn’s father. Like other kids at the church, he began his music career playing the drums, but says, “Trying to play the drums at church was like ten football players going after a fumble. Everyone wanted to play.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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KAYLA WATERS

KAYLA WATERS

Sensational new artist, Kayla Waters is an elite pianist, composer, producer and music director. After landing a record deal with Trippin N’ Rhythm Records (SONY), Kayla gracefully returns with her brand new radio single "Zephyr" from her sophomore album "Coevolve" set to release this Fall. Last year, Kayla's debut single "I Am" from her first record "Apogee" soared upward and hit #1 on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Chart just 10 weeks after its debut. After a very successful breakout year, both Kayla's debut single and album charted on Billboard's Smooth Jazz Songs and Albums of the Year.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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DAVID GARFIELD

DAVID GARFIELD

David Garfield has been driven by same mission statement since moving from his hometown of St. Louis to Los Angeles as a teenager in the early 70s: “I make music. ” Fully living up to this vision and in more expansive ways over the past few decades, the multi-talented keyboardist, composer, arranger and recording artist has established himself an eclectic force of musical nature.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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SKINNY HIGHTOWER

SKINNY HIGHTOWER

Skinny Hightower (born November 12, 1985) is an American jazz pianist, drummer, bass player, and producer. He is known to have worked particularly within the smooth jazz community as a producer and session musician for nearly a decade but didn't begin working as a solo artist until 2015. He claims to listen to nearly every genre of music excluding smooth jazz, stating that he wants to always have a fresh perspective without presenting a stale expression of his interpretations. Skinny Hightower was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas by both of his parents.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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PAULA ATHERTON

PAULA ATHERTON

Some contemporary jazz artists just seem to carry a very valid “can’t miss” aura about them. The lovely and talented saxtress/vocalist Paula Atherton is certainly one of them in this writer’s humble opinion. Out with her fifth release, Shake It, she does, in fact, shake up the groove, the soul, and just plain comfy vibes nestled in all c-jazz fans. Of course, if you’re a fan of hers, you have come to expect this as simply part of her beautiful and powerful music and character. Joining Paula here are cool guitarist Nick Colionne and The Rippingtons’ keyboardist Bill Heller, both of whom offer their writing skills to the project, as does guitarist Lou Giminez.... CONTINUE READING ABOUT ARTIST

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